Best UK autumn walk is ‘breathtaking’

Ready to wrap up warm and head out on an autumn walk? A breathtaking region is home to one of the country’s best.

The expert travel team at have named the UK’s best walks to see autumn colour this year.

The team recommended a 7.5 mile circuit taking in Tintern Abbey and the Devil’s Pulpit in the Wye Valley.

A spokesperson said: “The incredible ruins of the 12th century Cistercian abbey are breathtaking whichever season they are visited in.

“However, in autumn while it is scattered with auburn leaves, it makes a truly superb sight to see.

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“At 7.5 miles, this is a moderately difficult walk for experienced hikers or for beginners who want to push themselves a bit further.”

Tintern Abbey was founded in 1131 by Cistercian monks but fell into disrepair after the dissolution of the monasteries during the English Reformation.

The Devil’s Pulpit is a rocky limestone outcrop and viewing point jutting out from the cliffs above the River Wye.

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A tourist who visited Tintern Abbey said: “Visited the Abbey and gardens during the week. Great building, with a fascinating history.”

‘David V’ said: “A lovely abbey. Helpful, friendly and knowledgeable staff. A gem out of the way with its lovely walled garden.”

‘Victoria S’ said: “Simply breathtaking! We loved the beauty and appreciated that they are preserving this magnificent place.”

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